Your academic background, clinical experience, and leadership ability are crucial components to be considered for admission to Nursing@Georgetown.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or CNL from a U.S. Department of Education and ACEN or CCNE-accredited institution
- Hold a current U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) license
- Have successfully completed (“C” or better) a three-credit course in statistics
AG-ACNP students are required to hold the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification prior to starting classes.
As part of the Nursing@Georgetown application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following:
- Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
- Sealed official academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework. See below for more detailed information.
- A 1-2 page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests, relevant clinical experiences, and reasons for pursuing the specific nursing specialty to which you are applying.
- A live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided a series of prompts that help Georgetown University understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. Please contact an admissions counselor to schedule your interview.
- Three letters of recommendation from:
- A clinical supervisor or nurse manager (who directly supervised you in a clinical setting)
- A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor (who can provide meaningful input regarding your academic record)
- A practicing advanced practice nurse (APRN) who has served as a mentor or whom you have shadowed (preferably in the APRN role to which you are applying)
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English.
The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required; however, to determine if the GRE will strengthen your application, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-877-910-HOYA (4692).
Applicants for all graduate nursing programs must possess the abilities and skills deemed essential to care for patients. View a list of Georgetown University Department of Nursing Technical Standards for Admissions and Graduation.
Please mail all official transcripts and other official application materials to the following address:
Application Processing Services
7900 Harkins Road, Suite 501
Lanham, MD 20706
If you studied outside the United States, you must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree. All coursework from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by World Education Services.